Backup Computer Files to External Hard Drive

Posted by @AOMEI

May 3, 2016

Take steps to backup computer files to external hard drive is a wise decision for your data security. A freeware AOMEI Backupper can realize this function in a brief way.

The significance of backing up computer files to external hard drive

■It is possible that your computer files loss which caused by malicious software, viruses, physical damage and theft. So backing up computer computer files to external hard drive can help you recover your data when data loss happens.

■It it convenient to use an external hard drive to store the backups, because you just need plug it into the available USB port of your computer.

■An external hard drive is portable, you can use the backups by carrying it around you.

■You can use external hard drive to store large gigabytes of data with its large capacity.

■You can have a best protection of your data, because you can disconnect the external hard drive from your computer once the backup is done.

How to backup computer files to external hard drive

Using a best backup software to backup computer files to external hard drive can save your time and energy. When you choose a backup software, you may consider the utilities, cost, convenience and some other details. AOMEI Backupperoffers efficient backup function. Besides, it is easy to operate even for a newcomer. And you can backup your computer files to external hard drive without paying for it. Let’s see how to backup your computer files to external hard drive.

Step1. Download AOMEI Backupper, install it. Then plug the external hard drive into the available USB port, wait the Windows recognize it.

Step2. Launch AOMEI Backupper, click File Backup under the Backup option.

File Backup

Step3. Import a Task Name of your backups to distinguish it from other backups. Click the Add Fileor Add Folders to select files you want to backup to external hard drive. Select the external hard drive as the location of your backups. Here it is “F:\”.

Add File

Step4. If you are worried about the capacity of external hard drive, you can consider setting the compression rate of the backups. Click the Backup Option, select Compression to set up the way with your own need.

Compression

Step5. Click the Start Backup to begin the perform, and when the backup is done, click the Finishbutton to close the interface.

Notes

●Keep your external hard drive in a fireproof place for the maximum protection. You can simply plug the external hard drive into a different computer to restore your files when your computer files.

●If you want backup computer files to external hard drive at regular basis, you can look through the guide about schedule backup.

●Make sure your external hard drive has enough space for backups.